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11 Creative Easter Egg Activities

  • Cyndy Sims Parr (CC Licensed)

    The Secret Easter Bunny
    Why should Christmas have the monopoly on secret gift-giving? Kids can make a small present for a friend or family member, hide it inside the shell and secretly swap eggs.

  • Veer

    Time Machine
    What will she remember from this year’s Easter? Have your kid write a letter to herself that she can place inside the egg and open up next year.

  • Life Songs of a Busy Mom

    Ray of Light
    Glow sticks add a twist to your typical Easter egg hunt. Get your kids in on the action by having them fold their favorite colored sticks inside plastic eggs with some candy. Now all you have to do is hide them and wait until it gets dark!

    Glowing Easter Egg Hunt from Life Songs of a Busy Mom

  • Leanne Howse’s Ideas from My Classroom

    What’s Inside Egg Number 3?
    Good things come in mysterious packages. Kids hide a surprise inside an egg and write three clues so that others can crack the mystery.

    Mystery Eggs from Leanne Howse’s Ideas from My Classroom

  • Mary King

    Scrambled Up
    The usual lunch staples become much more egg-citing (sorry!) when packaged in egg containers for an Easter egg lunch hunt.

    Getting Creative from Mary King


    Pin the Cottontail on the Bunny
    Pin the tail isn’t just for donkeys or birthday parties. Keep your kids entertained on Easter by playing this classic game with a fluffy twist.

    Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny from

  • shingleback / Flickr

    Balancing Act
    Get kids moving on Easter day by racing back and forth with an egg in a spoon. First one to the finish line wins!

    Egg and Spoon Relay Race from Ioana6478

  • Preschool Crafts for Kids*

    End Easter day with a bang by having them swing at a rabbit piñata filled with chocolate and candy.

    Easter Bunny Paper Mache Pinata Craft from Preschool Crafts for Kids

  • Hey! Jen Renee

    The Kool-est Eggs Around
    Got a few packets of Kool-Aid in your pantry? Mix with water and you’re all set for some egg-dyeing fun.

    Kool-Eggs by Hey! Jen Renee

  • iStockphoto

    Do the Math
    In addition to stuffing plastic eggs with candy, slip in pieces of paper with numbers on them. Once kids find the eggs, have them add up their numbers—the highest total gets a prize.

    Math Egg Hunt from One of a Kind

  • Veer

    This One’s a Puzzler
    Looking for a non-candy Easter egg stuffer? Cut up a picture and hide the pieces inside plastic eggs. Once kids find all the eggs they can put the picture together.

    Picture Egg Hunt from I Heart Family Volley